OUR LEGAL TEAM
As Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”. Salumbides and De Los Santos Law Firm has a team of highly-trained and experienced attorneys with individual specializations to cater to every client’s unique legal needs. We are committed to serving one another through mentoring and sharing our experiences with each member of our team. We harness individual abilities to render quality representating leading to effective solutions. We nurture the intelligent creativity of each member of our team and place special emphasis on developing character as much as skills.
ATTY. ALDWIN “WINNIE” SALUMBIDES
Is the Firm’s Founder and Managing Partner. Being in active practice for 15 years, he specializes in litigation, dispute resolution, and contract negotiations. He combines trial skills with deal-making techniques in handling matters of litigated conflict; representing global brands, prominent individuals, and pauper litigants. A writer, musician, broadcaster and counselor, Atty. Salumbides sits on the governing board of several corporations. He is the Philippine President of Advocates International (the largest global network of law students and Christian attorneys).Schools Attended: Harvard Law School (LLF), Haggai Institute Hawaii (Faculty Member), Ateneo de Manila University (JD), San Beda College (AB) and St. James Academy.
Atty. Benito Jose Legarda De los Santos
Comes from a prominent clan of patriots, artists and physicians. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines and served as President of UP Office of Legal Aid and Law Christian Fellowship. He is also a Business Management graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University. He served as co-captain of UP Law basketball team and a midfielder for its football team. Atty. de los Santos currently serves on the Board of Christ’s Commission Fellowship, and with the Adamson University College of Law as a professor of Civil Law.
ATTY. RICHELLE JOY L. BELGIRA
Received her Bachelor of Arts degree, Major in Sociology, from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the San Beda College of Law. She is instrumental in the case decongestion program now implemented by the Supreme Court, leading a research team for the Pilot Forensic and Statistical Analysis of Congested Lower Courts narrative.
Atty. Belgira was associated with UP Children’s Rights Advocates League and San Beda Law – Human Rights Advocates. Now, she serves as a Trustee and Corporate Secretary in the Institute of Studies in Asian Church and Culture.
ATTY. JESSICA MARCELA D. VELASCO
Actively served in the Chief Justice Moran Community Legal Aid before graduating among the top of her batch with a Legum Baccalaureus degree from Saint Louis University, Baguio City. She is a former news anchor and reporter apprentice who later worked as an intern in the Office of the City Prosecutor of Baguio City. Atty. Velasco pioneered and is passionately involved in several activities focused on social responsibility. She serves as a Trustee in a Non-profit Organization.
She is a member of several international organizations centered on access to justice initiatives, justice education, pro bono programs, and representation of the underrepresented, viz: Advocates International, Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative, and Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers. She also joined the American Bar Association – the largest association of lawyers in the world.
She continues to serve as an Of Counsel of the Firm.
ATTY. MARIE ADORACION P. DACQUEL
Received her Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University and has graduated from the program with Honors. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from San Beda University College of Law. After passing the historic February 2022 Philippine Bar Examinations with Exemplary Performance, she served as an election lawyer during the National Elections of the same year. She was an affiliate of Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) National Secretariat and have since been involved in various legal-centered, grassroots movements and other non-government organization advocacies.
ATTY. JAQUELINE Y. GAN
She obtained her Juris Doctor Degree in San Beda University College of Law where she was distinctly recognized as an Outstanding Debater. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management degree from Bulacan State University wherein she graduated as Magna Cum Laude. Truly, a leader in nature, as she served as the President of BulSU Student Government and has been awarded with the “Gawad Gintong Medalya: Huwarang Kabataang Babae sa Pamumuno” both in the provincial and municipal level. She has been actively serving the people as she formerly worked in the government and now continuously lead a nongovernment organization as Vice Chairman.
ATTY. DAWN ANGELI F. SOKOKEN
Obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree (cum laude) in 2014 and her Juris Doctor degree in 2018, both from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Atty. Sokoken is a member of the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences. Before joining the firm, she worked as an intern in the Public Attorney’s Office and Office of the Chief Justice under CJ Sereno.
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